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Exploratorium: The Science of Baseball

Great baseball is part sport, part physics, part geometry, part biology, and part statistics. This entertaining site challenges students to see baseball as more than just a game. They will learn what happens in a batter's brain and body in the brief moment between the pitcher's release and the swing of the bat. They'll learn the physics of the "sweet spot." And they'll be able to compare some of the great players of old to the players of today. Did you know that if Honus Wagner played at the beginning of the 21st century instead of the beginning of the 20th, he would probably have hit about four times as many home runs in his career as he really did? Students can even learn about how the characteristics of different kinds of wood plays an important role in batting averages.

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